(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, the former White House physician during the Obama and Trump administrations, ripped the physical exam administered Thursday to President Joe Biden as a disgraceful sham for failing to include a comprehensive cognitive test.
“Our ‘president’ can barely read off a teleprompter,” Jackson tweeted before Biden took the physical. “Do you REALLY think his cognitive ability is 100%? If he doesn’t have a cognitive exam, then they’re COVERING SOMETHING UP!!”
The physical, which didn’t include a cognitive exam, provided a glowing assessment, proclaiming Biden a “healthy, vigorous, 80-year-old male” who “remains fit for duty.”
Biden’s physical examination included removing a lesion from his chest, informed White House physician Kevin O’Connor’s summary, and showed Biden free of symptoms of long-COVID after testing positive last year.
O’Connor declared that Biden’s “extremities have a full range of motion” and his “strength and reflexes are all normal and symmetrical.” The president is “currently being treated” for non-valvular atrial fibrillation but “remains completely asymptomatic,” and is also being treated for acid reflux that causes Biden to “clear his throat more often” and “may also contribute to occasional cough and sinus congestion.”
O’Connor wrote off Biden’s pronounced stiff gait as “a result of degenerative (‘wear and tear’) osteoarthritic changes (or spondylosis) of his spine.”
“The president remains fit for duty, and fully executes all of his responsibilities without any exemptions or accommodations,” O’Connor said in a summary of the health exam, declaring Biden a “healthy, vigorous, 80-year-old male.”
We learned NOTHING from Biden’s physical exam. How bad is his cognitive issue? Is he on ANY drugs to treat his mental decline? This exam was a JOKE. COVER UP!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) February 16, 2023
Nile Gardiner, former aide to Margaret Thatcher and a columnist for Telegraph, voiced similar concerns.
“The real issue here is Joe Biden’s fragile state of mind,” he wrote. “The US President comes across as increasingly unhinged, angry, and completely divorced from reality.”
I trust the results of Biden’s physical exam report as much as I trust the water in Ohio.
— Matt Clark (@MattClarkReport) February 16, 2023
Dr. Marc Siegel was left perplexed and astounded by the limited scope of Biden’s exam.
“We don’t just examine patients extensively and say ‘no multiple sclerosis, no stroke, no problems with water on the brain that could be causing cognitive problems,’” Siegel told Fox News.
”We do a MRI. Where’s the MRI? Where’s the cognitive test? We have a cognitive error a day, at least, from this president. This is really extensive and it’s getting worse.”